MyHeritage announced on its blog December 11, 2019, that for this week only DNA Uploads to MyHeritage DNA would be completely free forever including all advanced DNA features. This free upload/transfer offer ends at midnight on December 18, 2019.
There is a link in the MyHeritage December 11th blog post, to get to the MyHeritage DNA Upload Page -- just remember to click the pink start button not the purchase a test link. If you are not sure how to download your DNA data from another website, there is a download wizard to help once you click on the start button. In the MyHeritage Help there is an upload guide article.
MyHeritageDNA's normal pricing structure returns after this "sale" which was inspired by the recent sale of the GedMatch.com third-party DNA website to a forensic genomics company that sells services to law enforcement.
In December 2018, one year ago, MyHeritage implemented a DNA uploads aka transfers pricing structure similar to another genealogy/DNA testing company. DNA data uploads also called transfers are initially free which allows one to see DNA matches including receiving, exporting and the ability to contact matches. But to access advanced features/tools there is a $29 per kit unlock fee. These advanced features include an ethnicity estimate; a chromosome browser; viewing family trees and pedigree charts of your matches; shared DNA matches; shared ethnicities; shared ancestral places; AutoClusters; and the Theory of Relativity.
So if you have tested your autosomal DNA at another genealogy/DNA testing site, consider uploading your data to MyHeritageDNA. You never know where that DNA match you seek has tested.
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